Stores are limiting purchases of some products. This time, blame the supply chain.

Sep 24, 2021
Restrictions on purchases can backfire, causing customers to want to stock up on limited supplies.
A shopper at a Costco store in Alhambra, California in August 2019. Costco and other stores are once again limiting the number of water bottles, cleaning products and paper supplies that customers can purchase.
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Our unquenchable thirst for bottled water

Jul 21, 2017
The solution could be as close as your kitchen tap.
There’s a question about whether Americans are getting a more healthful liquid from bottles than taps.
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Small community is one of many grappling with big water problems

Feb 22, 2017
In Kettleman City, California, where arsenic contaminates groundwater, the state supplies every home with bottled water.
Kettleman City, California, is between Los Angeles and Sacramento. The state supplies residents with bottled water because tests showed high levels of arsenic in the drinking water.
Scott Cohn

Mexican fizzy water starts bubbling in the US

Aug 11, 2016
The brand is over 120 years old and has been in the U.S. since the 1980s. But now, it's really starting to pop.
Topo Chico has been around for more than a century.
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Mobile home park residents see erratic water service

Feb 24, 2016
Ohio mobile home park resident said water routinely turned off without notice
One study found that mobile home park residents are more than three times as likely as others to  experience at least one water outage a year. 
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One family's struggles with Flint's water problems

Jan 14, 2016
Lead and copper contamination has sparked disease and devastation in the city of Flint

U.S. Forest Service sued over a bottler's water permit

Oct 14, 2015
Nestle pays nearly nothing for the water it bottles as Arrowhead.

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Why buy water when you can have it for free?

Sep 1, 2015
Bottled water is about to become the most popular packaged beverage in the U.S.

Ethos Water ditches sourcing in California

May 8, 2015
Two words: California drought.

Water could be "blue gold" for Dayton, OH

Aug 11, 2014
As states face major water shortages, some cities sense a business opportunity
Water softens in giant pools at the water treatment plant in Dayton, Ohio.
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